Legal Framework for Collecting & Recycling
Radiographic films, apart from containing confidential information, are classified as solid non-hazardous waste in the European Waste Catalog and should not be disposed together with household garbage but be managed by recycling companies.
Upon collection from any health service or individual, they must be presented with:
The Collection & Shipment License which includes mention of the materials and permits their transport (Note that this license only permits shipment of materials to the processing plant and NOT storage or processing of x-rays.)
The processing license (AEPO – Approval of Environmental Terms) of the final recipient who must prove that he is destroying and recycling the x-ray films.
Our company is licensed for the Transporting and Processing of radiographic film and features state of the art recycling plants in Greece for all radiographic film types such as Old Classic X-rays, CT scanner X-rays, Dry / Laser Imager X-rays, Dental X-rays, Coronary Angiography Canvas prints etc.
Lithographic & Other Films
The same environmental management is required for Lithographic Films, Paper Films, Printing Plate Films as well as Industrial Radiographic Films whose data sensitivity and confidentiality is determined by their producer.
In cases of high level confidentiality, our company can provide you with all the solutions you need to confidentially destroy and recycle them.